Carrying Out Tree Lopping on Your Own? Consider These 5 Important Aspects First


For the ordinary property owner, it's important to trim the trees in your property. And, besides the obvious reason like the tree's aesthetics, cutting the side branches can simply open up your property and enhance your view. For the do-it-yourself property owner, here are several aspects you should consider when you decide to trim trees on your property.

Municipal bylaws

Different municipalities across Australia have bylaws that govern tree lopping, counting tree removal in privately-owned land. These bylaws, by way of example, specify that you require a permit from the council authority to prune any tree with a particular trunk size, say 15 inches or above in diameter or a particular height, say 6 feet. Make sure you're in compliance with the council laws prior to cutting any trees.

Underground dangers

If you intend to uproot the stump as well as the root structure, it's crucial that you're cognisant of buried utility lines on your property. For this reason, you will need to contact the utility companies to ascertain whether there are any buried sewer, cables or gas lines in your property that may be damaged.

Proximity to your home

Probably the tree you wish to prune is actually very close to your home. The cut side branches may pose great danger to your home if they land on the roof. Because small branches can be quite heavier than they appear, you should take measures to make sure that the cut braches don't actually fall on your home's roof.

Proximity to next-door property

Consider a scenario where a part or even a huge chunk of the tree whose trunk lies on your property extends to your next-door neighbour's property. Once more, check the city bylaws to see what the regulations in such situations are. Nevertheless, it's courteous to speak to your neighbour and if possible get their consent prior to pruning a tree that dangles over his or her land.


Following the tree lopping process, you may be left with a sizeable amount of branches and waste material that you will need to dispose. Consequently, what plans do you have in place? Obviously, your municipal garbage pickup don't clean up this type of mess. An easy solution would be to hire a skip bin specifically meant to carry tree branches and debris. The skip hire company will be able to help you dispose of the debris left after pruning a tree.


30 June 2016

Saving Unhealthy Trees: Tricks, Strategies, Tips and More

Seeing a tree die can be sad, especially if it's the only shade tree in your yard, a tree you grew up climbing or a once bountiful fruit tree. However, surprisingly, many trees that people seem to give up on can actually be saved. I hate the idea of anyone losing a tree, so I decided to start a blog. This blog is going to have tips I have learned as a lifelong gardener as well as things I have learned while researching trees and botany in general. I hope you like these posts and that they eventually help you save a few trees!